Fybromyalgia

MsFizz
MsFizz Member Posts: 4
edited 1. Feb 2011, 09:52 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi all,

I have OA and quite a few other things besides (diabetes, under-active thyroid, Hiatus hernia etc., :sad: ) I'm sure I also have fybro as well, I've recently bought a book on it and done a lot of research), trouble is, I really can't face going to the doctors with yet 'one more thing' as it makes me sound like a hypercondriac (which I'm not). Does anyone else feel like this, and how do you cope?

Fizz

Comments

  • cherrybim
    cherrybim Member Posts: 334
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Fizz and welcome,

    It's my opinion and only my opinion; I'm no doctor, that most people who have RA & OA also have fibromyalgia.

    In the ancient days it used to be referred to as Fibrositis (you've probably found that out from your research) Our dear family doctor, my Dad's golfing pal, used to prescribe hot baths, junior aspirin and Sloane's linament for me :lol:

    Do mention your concerns about it to your doctor won't you? If it's really troublesome to you he'll probably prescribe a very low dose of an antidepressant but on the other hand if you're taking so many meds that you'd rattle you may well prefer not to add any more to your arsenal.

    Take care and don't read too many books :smile:
  • traluvie
    traluvie Member Posts: 2,579
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Fizz...

    I think you should go and see your Gp and discuss this ... you need some investigation and peace of mind..

    I agree with cherrybim.. no more books.. they will send your brain in turmoil.. thinking all sorts....

    I wish you luck.. let us know how you get on

    Take care

    Tracy
    xxxxx
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  • bubbles
    bubbles Member Posts: 6,508
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Fizz, I have fybromyalgia, although the rheummy calls it generalised chronic pain syndrome or some such thing. Your GP will be well aware of it and you will not be wasting their time. It is a horrid part of arthur and affects a lot of us here, laying us very low at times.
    There are things that the Dr can prescribe that may help you and I hope that they are good at their job and take the time to listen. You are not a hypochondriac at all, arthur is horrid and causes all manner of bodily upsets.

    Take care and let us know how you get on. XXXX Bubbles
    XX Aidan (still known as Bubbles).
  • hidehi
    hidehi Member Posts: 18
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    bubbles wrote:
    Hi Fizz, I have fybromyalgia, although the rheummy calls it generalised chronic pain syndrome or some such thing. Your GP will be well aware of it and you will not be wasting their time. It is a horrid part of arthur and affects a lot of us here, laying us very low at times.
    There are things that the Dr can prescribe that may help you and I hope that they are good at their job and take the time to listen. You are not a hypochondriac at all, arthur is horrid and causes all manner of bodily upsets.

    Take care and let us know how you get on. XXXX Bubbles


    Hi Fizz
    I also have Osteoarthritis, a hyatus hernia and now have been diagnosed with Fibromialgia just yesterday. I felt the same as you regarding going to the doctors and felt myself appologising for going, which of course I should not have done, but you will get piece of mind of knowing. I cant get my head around the fact ive actually got Fibro, it has not sunk in yet. I got a hyatus hernia many many years ago, then OA 3 years ago and Fibro just yesterday.
    Let us know how you get on, sue xx
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 26,678
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Fizz

    Welcome from me :grin:

    I hate going to the docs too.... :sad: i feel like a hypochondriac just like you and i know lots of us on here to as well.

    having said that there are treatments out the for fibro - admittedly not a great deal.

    Any specific concerns to feel free to post a thread and we will all try to help.

    Love

    toni xx
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Never self-diagnose. We cannot diagnose you either. Although it appears that fibro may go hand-in-hand with some forms of arthritis we are all different and what affects one may not affect another. If you don't want to face it just yet, then don't, but when you do feel ready go and see your GP, he is the one to help and advise. As with all these conditions there is not a great deal to be done about it but your doc is the one to talk to. You are not being a nuisance etc - you are poorly and you need his help. Simples. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • mellman01
    mellman01 Member Posts: 5,303
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    My advice is try and see a Neurologist first, I went round the whole lot of specialists trying to find out why I was suffereing so much pain post op, took 3 years and the Neurologist diagnosed chronic pain syndrome, it doesn't stop the pain mind but it makes you feel better knowing your not mad,or in my case slightly mad!.